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Research Associate (Fixed Term)


Applicants are invited for a 3 year post-doctoral research associate position in molecular virology and immunology funded by a GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Varsity award to work with Dr Mark Wills and Professor John Sinclair.

The project will investigate targeting of latent human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) infection by novel chemo and immunotherapeutic strategies to prevent virus reactivation in transplant settings.

The position requires a post-doctoral scientist with excellent molecular virology skills and a strong interest in T cell targeting of virus infected cells. Experience with preparation and culture of monocytes and T cells from peripheral blood, the analysis of chromatin modifications as well as analysis of cells by flowcytometry is essential. Experience working with herpesvirus and in particular HCMV would be advantageous.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Mark Wills mrw1004@cam.ac.uk or Professor John Sinclair js152@hermes.cam.ac.uk

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 3 years in the first instance from 1 September 2017.

Once an offer of employment has been accepted, the successful candidate will be required to undergo a health assessment.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload a covering letter and CV in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

Please include details of your referees, including email address and phone number, one of which must be your most recent line manager.

The closing date for applications is the 23rd July 2017 with interviews likely to take place after the 7th August 2017.

Please quote reference RC12561 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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